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Uganda: Sightseeing

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Uganda: Sightseeing

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Bwindi National Park which is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This 331 sq km area of thick dark forest is home to over 120 species of wildlife but is most well known for the Bwindi Gorillas which currently is more than half the world’s population. You must have a permit to enter the national park, and only 18 people are allowed into the park each day. Experienced trackers help to locate the gorillas, but it is not guaranteed they will be found. On sighting the gorillas, time is limited to about an hour so they don’t get used to human contact, but when you do reach them it is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have!

Sitting next to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park has the highest concentration of primates in the world, and the best place in Africa to see the chimps. With over 1,400 chimpanzees, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them, along with more than 12 other types of primates. You can also find forest elephants, buffalo and leopard here. Kibale provides different scenery due to the varied altitude, including moist evergreen forests on the fort portal plateau, dry tropical forests, and woodland and savannah on the Rift Valley floor. Permits are also currently required to enter Kibale National Park. 

The spectacular 1,978 sq km Queen Elizabeth National Park is located on the Rift Valley base and home to over 95 different types of wildlife. The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1954. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife with hippos, elephants, leopards, lions and chimpanzees. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri district is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes, a feature unique to the lions in this area.

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